BOTANICAL NAME: Dillenia indica
ENGLISH NAME: Elephant apple
Kannad: beta kannagalu
HABITAT: A evergreen large shrub or small to medium sized tree growing to 15m tall; flowers large; fruits round edible
BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION: Leaves 15-36 cm corrugated surface with impressed veins; flowers large; fruits round edible, greenish white, 15 carpels each containing 5 seeds embedded in it.
|Madhura, Amla, Kaşaya||Guru, Picchila||Sheeta||Madhura||Lekhana||Vatashamaka.|
|TASTE||PROPERTY||POTENCY||POST DIGESTIVE EFFECT||EFFECT ACTION||DOSHA ACTION|
|Heavy, slimy||Cold||Sweet||Scraper||Pacifying vata dosha|
MAJOR CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Plant contains botulin, betulinic acid, mallic acid, beta sitosterol, quercetin.
- Cough, dyspnoea-The fresh juice of fruit of bhavya is given mixed with honey and sugar.
- Indigestion and lack of appetite – The fresh juice of fruit of bhavya is taken.
- Pigmentation and scabies – The paste of bark of dillenia indica is applied over the affected area of skin with pigmentation and scabies
- Hair tonic -Cold infusion and fresh juice of bhavya fruits is a good hair tonic.
Jawara Fever, vibandh Constipation, kushtarog Skin diseases
USEFUL PART: Fruits
DOSAGE: Fruit juice : 50ml to 100 ml.